The Trust Team

The Trust Team


The Trust team is led by our CEO, Marcus Cooper, who oversees a team that supports every aspect of school organisation.


Marcus Cooper - CEO


Marcus joined Spiral as our new CEO in October 2022.  Marcus has had a long and successful career in primary education and brings with him many years of experience of teaching, school leadership and school improvement in Hertfordshire and beyond.  His previous roles have included the Regional Adviser for School Improvement for London (Primary) and the Early Years and Primary Education Officer for The States of Guernsey where he was instrumental in the introduction of the 15 hour Nursery offer.


Prior to joining the Trust, Marcus was the Assistant Director of Education for Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) and CEO of the SBDE Multi-Academy Trust. 


Marcus is committed to building on the current strengths of Spiral to ensure it remains at the forefront of effective primary education, being both outward looking and responsive to the needs of our schools and the communities they serve.


Marcus is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and A Freeman of the City of London.